Montgomery County Housing Authority (MCHA)

104 W. Main St., Norristown, PA, 19401

Montgomery County

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About Montgomery County Housing Authority (MCHA)

The Montgomery County Housing Authority (MCHA), in partnership with community organizations, agencies and local governments, provides housing and homeownership opportunities for low and moderate income persons and families. It takes a leadership role in providing programs and resources for residents that promote and encourage self-sufficiency, self-esteem and self-determination. As you read about our programs and services, you will see that MCHA is indeed a multidimensional agency and is always looking for creative ways to meet housing needs in Montgomery County.

Additional Information

Since November 2015, the MCHA's HCVP has been closed for applicants due to an extensive waiting list and limited funding. The MCHA does not expect it to reopen until late 2017 or later. In November of 2015 when the HCVP Waiting List was open, approximately 16,000 people applied and the MCHA pulled 1,000 people in a lottery to be placed on the Waiting List. The MCHA’s Homeownership Program is only for participants of the Housing Choice Voucher Program. Their Public Housing Program provides housing in developments that the MCHA owns and operates in five locations. (Pottstown, Royersford, Conshohocken, Willow Grove and North Hills) There are four developments designed for seniors and/or disabled populations located in Pottstown (2), Royersford and Conshohocken. There are three General Occupancy communities, located in Pottstown, North Hills and Willow Grove. To apply to the MCHA’s Public Housing Program please visit the website at If you’re are disabled and require a reasonable accommodation to apply please call (610-326-7332 ext. 422).

Mission Statement

Our mission is:

- To stimulate and ensure safe, decent, and affordable housing in Montgomery County

- To recognize residents, community, and government leadership as our partners

- To expand opportunities for assisted families to locate housing throughout Montgomery County

- To support participants and residents in MCHA programs to become self-sufficient and economically independent, including expanded opportunities and support for assisted families to realize the benefits of homeownership or progressively independent housing choices

- To maintain mutual respect and dignity with all residents of Montgomery County

- To assure financial responsibility and integrity by all participants and residents

- To achieve excellence through innovative program development and effective program management to the benefit of all residents of Montgomery County

Program Summary for Montgomery County Housing Authority (MCHA)

Montgomery County Housing Authority (MCHA) is a public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Montgomery County Housing Authority (MCHA) manages several funded programs and has a total of 616 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Montgomery County Housing Authority (MCHA) administered a total of 2,864 Section 8 Vouchers. Montgomery County Housing Authority (MCHA) currently has low rent units and Section 8 Voucher as its program type. Montgomery County Housing Authority (MCHA) is located at 104 W. Main St., Norristown, PA, 19401 and serves the city of Norristown. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Montgomery County Housing Authority (MCHA) at, (610)275-5720 for more information about coverage area and program availability.

Current Status Active
Size of Montgomery County Housing Authority (MCHA) compared nationally Large
Last Updated 04/12/2014
Total Numbers of Communities 10
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher 2,864
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units 616
Waiting list for the Montgomery County Housing Authority (MCHA) is currently Open

2020 Income Limits for Montgomery County, PA

HUD sets Income Limits for each area based on the median family income in that area. Each Public Housing Agency (PHA) will use the Income Limit set for the jurisdiction that the PHA covers. Therefore, a family may be eligible for one PHA but not another. The number of people in a household determines the Income Limit that is set for determining the family's eligibility for the program that they are applying for. Below are the Income Limits for Montgomery County, PA:

Median Income
Income Limit Category
Persons in Family
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 50%
  • Very Low Income Limit
  • $33,850
  • $38,650
  • $43,500
  • $48,300
  • $52,200
  • $56,050
  • $59,900
  • $63,800
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $20,300
  • $23,200
  • $26,100
  • $29,000
  • $31,350
  • $35,160
  • $39,640
  • $44,120
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $54,150
  • $61,850
  • $69,600
  • $77,300
  • $83,500
  • $89,700
  • $95,900
  • $102,050

2017 Fair Market Rents for Montgomery County, PA

Fair Market Rents are HUD's determination of the average rents in a particular area for each bedroom size. The FMRs are set each year based on the rental rates of unsubsidized units so that participants in HUD programs have equal access for affordable housing. Here are the Fair Market Rents for Montgomery County, PA:

Efficiency One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$845 $1003 $1211 $1515 $1686

Agency Name City State Section 8 Voucher Housing Units Status Distance
Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) Philadelphia PA 19,706 14,934 Closed 14.24 Miles Contact
1260 Hsg Dev Corp 1260 Hsg Dev Corp Philadelphia PA 50 N/A Open 14.29 Miles Contact
Delaware County Housing Authority Delaware County Housing Authority Woodlyn PA N/A 247 Open 16.48 Miles Contact
Housing Authority of Chester County (HACC) Housing Authority of Chester County (HACC) West Chester PA 598 131 Open 17.44 Miles Contact
Housing Authority of the City of Camden (HACC) Housing Authority of the City of Camden (HACC) Camden NJ N/A N/A Open 17.78 Miles Contact
Chester Housing Authority (CHA) Chester Housing Authority (CHA) Chester PA 1,566 801 Open 17.94 Miles Contact

Housing Authority

Montgomery County Housing Authority (MCHA) Program Type:
  • Section 8 Voucher
  • Low Rent Units
Total Subsidized Units for Rental Assistance Availability

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Montgomery County Quick Facts

Population: 816,857
Persons Per Household: 2.55
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 24.4%
Homeownership Rate: 73.2%
Housing Units: 326,276
Yearly Income Per Person: $41,472
Median Household Income: $79,183